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About The Songwriting Circle (MU02 Spring)

Join the Song Writing Circle, and meet like-minded folks to share ideas and learn song writing techniques with.

What will you learn on this course?

This 12-week course is a series of workshops that encourages songwriters to come out of isolation and enter a creative community based on peer learning.

The Song Writing Circle is not an academic course and you do not need to have any knowledge of music theory, or even necessarily be able to play an instrument.

The course is a supportive space and a hideaway from the commercial world; somewhere you can develop skills, share experiences, receive feedback, and feel the benefit of a support network.

Participants will play their works in progress and receive feedback and contributions from the group.

A multi-led approach offers participants the opportunity to share a balanced perspective and vast array of song writing techniques and approaches.

At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to perform their songs to an audience in a public showcase at MAC.

The Song Writing Circle was set up by singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse in 2010, inspired by a song writing retreat he attended with Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music).

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels; you may be an experienced songwriter looking for new ways to generate new ideas or someone just starting out on their song writing journey.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a notebook and pen. You may wish to bring your own instrument with you.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Tony Willé

Dates and times

  • January – March 2025